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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 14 Januar 1936
Zeit:19:32
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-120
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC14274
Werknummer: 1307
Baujahr: 1934
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Goodwin, AR (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), USA
Flug nach:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), USA
Flugnummer:Trip 1
Unfallbericht:
The DC-2 crashed into swampland near Goodwin, AR. The three crew (Capt Marshall, co-pilot Greenland, stewardess Casparini) and the 14 passengers died. The aircraft broke up in the accident.

The aircraft operated Trip 1, a service from Newark, NJ to Fort Worth, TX. En route stops were planned at Camden, NJ, Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AR and Dallas, TX.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "Based on the knowledge or information in possession of this agency, it is the opinion of the Bureau of Air Commerce that, although flying at a low altitude may have contributed to the cause of this accident, the probable cause or causes thereof cannot be determined."

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Memphis Municipal Airport, TN to Little Rock National Airport, AR as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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